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Christmas and Forgiveness

It's far easier to lie and run away, than to ask for forgiveness - or forgive.

I originally wrote this on my Facebook post since I've had a life event - again, unfortunately - that made me think about Christmas, Christianity, evolution, lying and money. The situation put me in another tough spot during a critical moment in our lives. It's funny how sometimes, the people around us become odd during the tougher stages in life.

As it is, I miss my grandparents and would love to see the land of my birth once again. I'd love to see familiar faces of my extended family. Faces, who I now see as heroes with their share of trials and tribulations, victory and sacrifice, honor and humility.

But as I write this, I am beginning to doubt that this would be achieved.

I am in a tight spot right now.

Anyway, here's the FB post I made. The latter portion rambled on and diverted but I'll leave it as it is for you to make the connection.

"I'm sorry, I was wrong." 

Fiv…

FOR SALE: FOUR monobloc tables and BONUS 20 chairs (A Buy and Sell Advertising Experiment - OLX vs AyosDito vs Craigslist Manila

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We are holding a garage sale and selling four monobloc tables for only P4,000. Yes, that's the price for FOUR monobloc tables. All in!

The monobloc are second hand but have very sturdy plastic. Uratex brand

Height - 2 ft.
Width - 3 ft.
Length - 5 ft.

**For pickup only

An Irate SMS from an Anonymous Reader

I just got an SMS message from +63927-944-0072. As I routinely try to inform people who'd like to contact me, please, oh please, use my contact form or use the comments section. Moreover, if you will send my business number an SMS without informing me of your intent and without identifying yourself, I have no recourse but to respond in kind. 
I usually ignore these kinds of text messages, but I'll give this guy (or girl - credit for the effort). That's why I'm posting your message on my blog.

But next time, again, and again, please comment or use my contact form. Thank you have a nice day! I quoted the text verbatim.

"christmass"&"mass are NOT in the Bible!!!
"christmass" is from "christ's mass"
(wikipedia.org) o "misa ni cristo".
"Misa" ay PAULIT-ULIT na pagsasakripisyo ng "dugo at laman" ni LORD CHRIST (transubstantiation, Archbishop Hildebert, en c. 1055-1133, (wikipedia.org).
Nuon ang mga kriminal…

Why We Would Have Less Miracles in the Future

Typhoon "Hagupit" / Ruby, has been dubbed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as "Yolanda Like" and has garnered its share of debates and consternation among the fine Filipino folk of the Internet. While the religious and the faithful prayed, the agnostics and atheists made fun of them. I'll try my best to stay in the middle in the hopes that we could see a slightly more objective point of view.

First, what is a "miracle"


a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency."the miracle of rising from the grave"synonyms:wonder, marvel, sensation, phenomenon, supernatural phenomenon, mystery
"his recovery was a blessed miracle"a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences."it was a miracle that more people hadn't been killed or injured"an amazing product or achieveme…

Typhoon "Hagupit"/Ruby Google Crisis Map

Everybody became an instant meteorologist overnight. With the specter of an incoming typhoon, I could only wait and listen. My wife is near giving birth. Last week, the doctor said that she might deliver next week. This is "next week".

At the same time, we're facing a myriad of concerns financially as this is the month we have to pay the RPT. So, yeah, the pressure is overwhelming. The map says that the typhoon will reach us in 72 hours. Hopefully by that time, it would have subsided and weakened. It usually does.

Typhoon week is like having a week off from reality. It's like having a disaster related TV show coming to life. Complete with its challenges and even its misgivings.

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